Rozalie Hirs


Art and the Evil

On Saturday 23 June 2018 at 16:00 CET the literary magazine De Gids presents its issue Art and the Evil. Maxim Februari, Simone van Saarloos, Arnon Grunberg, Johanna Geels and Bas van Putten contribute essays on the topic. Students of the Amsterdam Conservatoire (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) have composed madrigals, based on brand-new poems on the topic by Martijn Benders, Annemarie Estor, Rozalie Hirs, and Mischa Andriessen. Fiep van Bodegom acts as host of the event. The location is Stadsschouwburg (Rabozaal), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The afternoon event is part of the Holland Festival and as such connected to Gesualdo: an anarchistic quest for the sublime, a series of concerts performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor and De Warme Winkel that week.

Date: 2018-06-23
Time: 16:00 CET
Location: Stadsschouwburg (Rabozaal), Leidseplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Nederlands Kamerkoor

Wiek Hijmans’ Electric Language [review by Thea Derks]

Today, on 19 June 2018, Thea Derks publishes a favorable review of Wiek Hijmans’ CD Electric Language ‘Hoe Wiek Hijmans de elektrische gitaar solofähig maakt’. She says:

The most coherent pieces on the CD are by Rozalie Hirs and Alison Cameron. In article 6 [waves] Hirs places light-footed melodies against softly howling sinetones. Together the many harmonics, the warm tone colour, and the rising and falling drones create a mysterious, super worldly atmosphere.

Read the entire review [Dutch only] at Cultuurpers.


Book presentation Astrid Lampe

On 19 June 2018 the Dutch poet Astrid Lampe presents her ninth poetry book Zusterstad 2.0 (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2018) in Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fellow poets Rozalie Hirs and Kees ‘t Hart read a new poetry selection together with Lampe, compiled by her especially for the event.

Date: 2018-06-19
Time: TBA
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Singing in tongues [review by Alain Delmotte]

Today the Belgian literary E-zine De schaal van Digther published a new review by Alain Delmotte on verdere bijzonderheden: ‘Singing in Tongues – about the poetry of Rozalie Hirs’. This sensitive article is a thorough essay, that may well be one of the most beautiful reviews having been written about my work so far. The full text [Dutch only] can also be read here.

further particulars on book covers

This is a first timer: the book cover of the recent poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2017; design: Michaël Snitker) receives a mention in Volkskrant today; in a short collective review Erik van den Berg discusses the nature of old and recent book covers: Zoete kleuren rukken op in de boekwinkel, ook bij onzoete stof. The full text is below [Dutch only].

Please visit Volkrant for all pictures of the mentioned book covers.